The Problem of Pain

The next Veritas Forum tour will be held in September under the theme of pain and suffering.

Tampere:
Pain and Death - My Enemies Or Friends?

Thu 8 September at 4-6 pm
Does facing sickness and death deprive one from experiencing meaning and purpose in life?
Can sickness and death bring out good things such as courage and service in the face of suffering?
How can the reality of death make us focus on what is really valuable and important in our lives?

Discussion with:
- Paul Copan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA
- Marja Kaunonen, Professor of Nursing Science, University of Tampere
Moderator: Lari Launonen, Doctoral Student in Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki

Location: University of Tampere, Pinni B, hall 1097 (Kanslerinrinne 1)

Turku:
The Problem of Pain - Meaningful Suffering in a Godless Universe?
Mon 12 September at 4-6 pm

Can we find a meaning for all the suffering in the world?
Does this depend on whether there is a God or not?

Discussion with:
- Paul Copan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA
- Matti Kamppinen, Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Turku
Moderator: Antti Laato, Professor of Exegesis, Åbo Akademi University

Location: Åbo Akademi, Arken (hall A102 / Armfelt), Tehtaankatu 2

In cooperation with Seita, OPKO Turku and the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University 

Helsinki:
The Problem of Pain - Meaningful Suffering in a Godless Universe?
Tue 13 September at 4-6 pm


Discussion with:
- Paul Copan, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA
- Sami Pihlström, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki
Moderator: Aku Visala, Docent of Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki

Location: University of Helsinki, Porthania (hall PIV), Yliopistonkatu 3

In all events there is also time for questions and comments from the audience.